• 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers. Home Depot joins a growing list of retailers that have had their data stolen. Industry watchers are betting Home Depot will fare better with its customers.

  • Montana coal railroad told to turn over documents Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    The 42- mile line would cost an estimated $400 million and provide access to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine near the Wyoming- Montana border. The Tongue River Railroad is co-owned by Otter Creek developer Arch Coal Inc. of St. Louis, BNSF Railway of Fort Worth, Texas, and candy-industry billionaire Forrest Mars Jr..


  • Stevie Wonder challenges Ferguson mayor Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Stevie Wonder said the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, isn't seeing the full picture a month after an unarmed black 18- year-old was killed by a white police officer. Wonder said he approved of how President Barack Obama has responded to protests in the city following Michael Brown's death last month.

  • Missouri lawmakers override $53M of budget vetoes Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of more than $53 million in spending items, a record-setting rebuke delivered by Republicans and Democrats alike that nonetheless carries no guarantee that the money actually will be spent.

  • Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72- hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

  • Veto override fails on Missouri jobless benefits Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have fallen short in an attempt to reduce the amount of time people can receive unemployment benefits. People currently can receive jobless benefits for up to 20 weeks in Missouri, already one of the shortest durations in the nation.

  • Missouri lawmakers fail to override deer farm veto Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would have shifted regulation of deer ranches to the state Agriculture Department and created new incentives for the dairy industry. The Senate voted to override the veto, but the House fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed in a late Wednesday vote.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 23 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • Missouri Senate votes for limited jobless benefits Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missourians who lose their jobs could see a reduction in how long they can receive unemployment benefits. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill tying the duration of jobless benefits to the unemployment rate. The bottom rate would be lower than every other state except North Carolina and Florida.

  • Google invests in California solar power plant Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. SunEdison Inc. expects the plant to be operational later this year and supply power to utility company Southern California Edison.

  • Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18- year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote community healing.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • Hundreds of W.Va. mines workers warned of layoffs Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— In what has become a painful exercise across Appalachia, Patriot Coal is again telling hundreds of West Virginia mine workers that they could lose their jobs. On Tuesday, the St. Louis- based company said it sent federally required warning notices to all 360 workers at its Corridor G mining complex and prep plant near Danville.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • Telecom was the weakest group of the day, down about 1 percent, pressured as Verizon Communications lost 1.2 percent to trade at $48.94. Amazon.com Inc also pressured the broader market, falling 2.1 percent to $335.11.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St dips early but uptrend seen intact Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    "Right now we're in the same playbook we've been all year, where we hit a new high, consolidate for a week or so, and then march higher to another record," says Chris Bouffard, chief investment officer at the Mutual Fund Store in Kansas City, Missouri, which has $9 billion in assets under management.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 22 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo and other banking officials testify before Senate Banking Committee on Wall Street Reform- 1400 GMT. Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Michael Stegman speaks before the 2014 American Mortgage Conference in Raleigh- 1715 GMT.

  • Boxing firm sued Kansas Senate hopeful Orman Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman is embroiled in a federal lawsuit in Kansas with an international boxing equipment manufacturer in a dispute over $30 million worth of payments for royalties and merchandise sales the firm claims it will be owed through 2018..

  • Panera asks customers to leave guns at home Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    A number of retailers, however, have begun requesting publicly that their customers not bring guns inside, including Target Corp., Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Jack in the Box Inc.. Panera has more than 1,800 bakery-cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery& Cafe names.